A Maine woman is leading efforts to build a community hot water therapy pool

A Maine woman is leading efforts to build a community hot water therapy pool

Updated: 11:01 p.m. EST January 28, 2022

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BOUCHARD IS THIS WEEK’S COMMUNITY CHAMPION…WMTW NEWS STEVE MINICH OF EIGHT INTRODUCES US HTOER. (-3125-35 AUDIO UNDER WALKING SHOT) “WE HAVE FIVE JETS THAT WILL BE IN THE POOL.” SUSANNE BOUCHARD C’TAN WAIT TO SEE THIS SWIMMING POOL FINALLY FILLED WITH WATER… WARM THERAPUTIC WATER FOR HEALING… (12-53-25) “IT’S SALT WATER AND THEN DOWN HERE HAS THE FIVE JETS HERE WITHIN THE POOLS THERE WILL BE RAILINGS SO PEOPLE CAN HANG ON RAILINGS AND MASSAGE THEIR BACK AND HIPS AND THEIR IN THE 92 DEGREE POOLS.” A PHYSICAL THERAPIST, ,, SUSANNE HAS SPENT 15 YEARS AT THE FOREACH EFFORT TO MAKE THIS SPECIAL POOL. (12-52-51) – DESPITE A RECESSION, NS THE PANDEMIC AND SOARING ATERIA COSTS, SHE ALONE INDIVIDUALLY HAS WORKED THE COMMUNITY AND RAISED MORE THAN 980 THOUSAND DOLLARS, THOUGH THEY STILL NEED 3-HUNDRED THOUSAND MORE, SHE IS OPTIMISTIC.. (12-55-47) “RIGHT NOW I’M REALLY AT A POINT TO A POINT WHERE WE S, EE, WE’LL GET THINGS DONE.” ONCE DONE, NEXT TO THE POOL, THIS FACILITIES WILL ALSO BE HOANT COLD WATER SPAS,,, CHANGING ROOMS, A MULTIPURPOSE GYM AND FITNESS AREA THAT SUSANNE PLANS TO OPEN TO MEMBERSHIPS… (13-00-) 57 ” THERE WILL BE PROGRAMS RA, WE HAVE PLENTY OF TIME THE THERAPY PATIENTS SPECIALLY AND THEN IT WILL GIVE OPEN HOURS FOR THE PUBLIC TO USE THE POOL.” WHEN SUSANNE GETS THE CHANCE, SHE LIKES TO TALK ABOUT THIMUS CHANTIC IPATED POOL PROJECT… ALTHOUGH RARELY, ALYBOW EVERYTHING SHE DID TO BUILD IT INSTEAD, LIKE SO MANY WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS COMFORTABLE 92 DEGREE WATER…YOU KNOW E THAT BECAUSE ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO COME IN FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY AND I KNOW THAT AT LEAST 50 PERCENT OF THEM WILL RECOVER FASTER WHEN THEY HAVE THE HOT WATER POOL AVAILABLE.” AS YOU HEAR SUSANNE SAY, SHE IS EXCITED AND OPTIMISTIC. RIGHT NOW IT TARGETS DECEMBER THIS YEAR AS OPENING DATE. TE BUT AGAIN SHE MUST STORE 3HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT. IF YOU WANT NOMI

A Maine woman is leading efforts to build a community hot water therapy pool

Updated: 11:01 p.m. EST January 28, 2022

A woman from Augusta is leading efforts to build a special therapeutic pool. Physiotherapist Susanne Bouchard has spent 15 years leading the effort to build the pool. ‘ Bouchard said. Despite two recessions, the pandemic, and skyrocketing material costs, she almost single-handedly raised nearly $1 million to build the pool. Bouchard still needs to raise an additional $300,000 to complete the project. “Right now I’m really at an excited point, at a point where we’re going to see, we’re going to get this done,” Bouchard said. In addition to the pool, the facility will also include hot and cold water spas, locker rooms and a multi-sports and fitness area that Bouchard plans to open to memberships. “There will be programs. We have a lot of time for the therapy patients in particular, and then there will be times when the public can use the pool,” Bouchard said. Bouchard said many people in the community will benefit from the project. “Because there is great need in this community. I know this because all of these people come in for physical therapy, and I know that at least 50% of them will recover faster if they have the hot water pool at their disposal,” Bouchard said. Bouchard said she hopes to open the facility by the end of the year.

An Augusta woman is leading efforts to build a special therapeutic pool.

Physiotherapist Susanne Bouchard has spent 15 years leading efforts to build the pool.

“So I saw that there wasn’t a pool like that in the Augusta area,” Bouchard said.

Despite two recessions, the pandemic, and skyrocketing material costs, she almost single-handedly raised nearly $1 million to build the pool.

Bouchard still needs to raise an additional $300,000 to complete the project.

“Right now I’m really excited at a point, at a point where we’re going to see that we’re going to be able to do this,” Bouchard said.

In addition to the pool, the facility will also include hot and cold water spas, locker rooms, and a multi-purpose gym and fitness area that Bouchard plans to open to memberships.

“There will be programs. We have a lot of time for the therapy patients in particular, and then there will be times when the public can use the pool,” Bouchard said.

Bouchard said many people in the community would benefit from the project.

“Because the need in this community is great. I know this because all of these people come in for physical therapy, and I know that at least 50% of them will recover faster if they have the hot water pool at their disposal,” Bouchard said.

Bouchard said she hopes to open the facility by the end of the year.

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